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Ichtegem's Grand Cru - Brouwerij Strubbe

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Ichtegem's Grand CruIchtegem's Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
85
very good

447 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Strubbe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: audiojon on 05-07-2006)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

NJBeer265, Monday at 05:59 PM
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3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

September 18, 2014

11.2 oz bottle, snifter

A – Dark, dark amber to brown, with a deep red tint. A couple centimeters of pink foam on top, dissipating quickly to pretty lacing on top. Looks a lot like grape juice.

S – Sweet cherries, tartness is big on the nose. Some sour acidity. Very low note of funk in the background.

T – Some puckering tartness mixed with candy sweetness, but not cloying. Wild cherries, some raspberries or blackberries. Sourness/tartness is very mild through the finish, which has some mild acidity.

M – Somewhat thin, but not to a fault. Low to moderate carbonation does not impact the palate. The sweetness, tart and acidity are balanced toward the sweetness. Moderate bite on the finish.

O – A flavorful beer, a little too heavily balanced toward the sweetness for me to love it. Good, but fairly unremarkable, especially for a style that tends toward complexity.

infinitebruner, Friday at 04:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into a CH'TI 25cl stemmed tulip glass with an aggressive pour.

Appearance: Beautiful clear amber depicting cherry oak and red wine, nice creamy fine Belgian white head with good lacing.

Smell: Nice strong smoked cherry with the bite of malt.

Taste: Not too sweet and not too tart, the cherry oak and malt all are strong and in the front and easily discernible. Not overly carbonated, the heavy malt making the cherry not too sweet or tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation, the sweetness, tartness, and malt give an interesting bite on the tongue that lingers for quite a while.

Overall: Very good Grand Cru with intriguing flavors, nice warm buzz from 6.5 Abv, will definitely get again. Expiration April 29th 2019

Violeteye89, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TimoP, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Ken_P, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Brown, lighter brown head. On tap at Mikkeller SF.

Funky, sorta metallic, fruity.

Cherry's what I first said, then I read sour apple on here. I'll stick with the former. Pronounced, forward, anything but shy, like a tart dubbel. The yeast and malt are prominent. This is as close as I'll get to enjoying a sour. I can't ever really pick up the alcohol with sour's either.

pants678, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

pathead, Aug 26, 2014
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Mersh, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Arch578, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Azpittil57, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jpd7374, Jul 30, 2014
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DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This flanders brown has healthy sweetness that unites a pretty complex mix of sour lactic acidity with muscadine tartness finished by considerable minerality.

Bottle from Lizardville, Cleveland had no date.

Will definitely be drinking this one again!

OnTheRoadAgain, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ddedhed, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JLeet, Jul 17, 2014
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sammy806, Jul 13, 2014
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Ichtegem's Grand Cru from Brouwerij Strubbe
85 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.